The Kansas Jayhawks will bring the nation’s number-16 ranking to Ames as they take on the Iowa State Cyclones in the Big-12 opener for both teams. KU is 3-1 and like the Cyclones coach Mark Mangino’s team had last week off.
Mangino says the break gave them a chance to reflect on what they’re doing and how they need to improve, and that’s what they worked on. Mangino says the Jayhawks expect a tough challenge from the Cyclones. He says they are an interesting football team that has been getting better. Mangino says the comeback against UNLV shows the Cyclones play hard and don’t give up.
Mangino says the Cyclones are sound on both sides of the ball, are well coached and play sound fundamental football that will pose a challenge. But he says they are ready for that challenge.